Roger Moore, James Bond star Pass at 89.

May 23, 2017
 
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The world has lost another icon. Actor Roger Moore, who played one of the greatest agent and spy character in film history James Bond, has passed at the age of 89.
 
Moore who played James Bond for seven films, family tweeted the announcement: “It is with the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”
 
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Moore passed in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. 
 
 
Moore is the reigning actor to play in the most James Bond films than his long time friend Sean Connery, and while Connery’s fans were fiercely loyal, polls showed that many others favored Moore’s lighter, more humorous take on 007.
 
In 1972, Moore was asked to join Her Majesty’s Secret Service. He took on the mantle of 007 for 1973’s “Live and Let Die,” which would lead to six more turns as England’s top spy. In addition to reviving the franchise at the B.O. after waning prospects at the end of Connery’s run, the new James Bond relied on more humor in stories that cranked up the camp.
 
Moore as Bond began to shake off the Connery comparisons and pick up speed after 1977’s “The Spy Who Loved Me” launched the series into super-blockbuster status, raking in $185.4 million worldwide. Next up, the outer space-traveling “Moonraker” (1979) came $202 million and 1981’s “For Your Eyes Only” took $194 million.
 
 
Moore began his acting career during the summer of 1944 however, the young actor has come to U.S. in 1953. MGM decided to sign him to a contract and he received supporting work on several pictures. The role was one of several in the '50s that took advantage of Moore's tall, athletic build, which Moore would normally portray military men or royals. The actor's autobiography, "My Word Is My Bond,” was published in 2008; his other books include memoir “One Lucky Bastard” and “Bond on Bond.” In recent years he toured with a popular one-man show, “An Evening With Roger Moore.”
 
Moore was married to skater Doorn Van Steyn, singer Dorothy Squires, Italian actress Luisa Mattioli and finally to Danish-Swedish multimillionaire Kristina “Kiki” Tholstrup. He is survived by Tholstrup; a daughter, actress Deborah Moore; and two sons, Geoffrey Moore, an actor, and Christian Moore, a film producer.
 
R.I.P Sir Roger Moore. You will always be missed. 
 
FILM/TV
BY.  JASON MILLER

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